The New York Times reports:
At the White House, Mr. Trump struck a defiant tone, insisting that he would remain a potent force in American politics as aides and allies abandoned him and his post-presidential prospects turned increasingly bleak.
Behind closed doors, he made clear that he would not resign and expressed regret about releasing a video on Thursday committing to a peaceful transition of power and condemning the violence at the Capitol that he had egged on a day before.
He said on Twitter on Friday morning that he would not attend President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration, the first incumbent in 150 years to skip his successor’s swearing-in. Hours later, Twitter “permanently suspended” his beloved account, which had more than 88 million followers, “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
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Nobody could have predicted this one.
“Behind closed doors, he expressed regret about releasing a video on Thursday committing to a peaceful transition of power and condemning the violence”https://t.co/Bo2C84gnr5
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) January 9, 2021